The Chic Dress Trend I Can't Go Without During Winter

When it comes to getting dressed at this time of year, my main goal is to be cosy. As someone who consistently feels the chill, being warm is of the utmost importance to me and is probably why 99% of my winter wardrobe consists of pieces made from wool. From thick trousers to cosy knits, garments made from wool cannot be beaten in terms of keeping you cosy but, also, enabling you to look chic. And right now, I've set my sights on finding the perfect wool dress. 


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It was just last week when I realised that I don't own any wool dresses. Knitted, yes, but as for pure wool, be it merino, alpaca, or cashmere, I was shocked when I realised I'd never invested in the real thing. Taking to the market (read: H&M's search bar), I was pleased to see that there's no shortage of wool dresses out there. From boiled wool to ultra-soft weaves, you really can take your pick. Me? I'm into the tailored iterations I found at Massimo Dutti, and the chic drapery showcased at The Row. They might sit at opposite ends of the budget spectrum but below, I've rounded up a selection of the best wool dresses for every budget. 


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So grab your knee-high boots, shearling coat, and get ready to be cosy for the entire season. Scroll on for the chicest wool dresses of the moment. 

Shop the Best Wool Dresses for Winter

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.